Water Strider and Autumn Colors

November 18, 2016

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Photographer: Bertrand Kulik
Summary Authors: Bertrand Kulik; Jim Foster

The photo above shows a water strider (also known as a pond skater) on a small, leaf-covered stream in Paris, France. Surface tension, very long legs and micro hairs on its body allow the strider to walk over the water's surface. Places where its appendages contact the water form tiny depressions that act as mirrors, here reflecting minute images of gold colored autumn leaves. Photo taken on October 27, 2016.

Photo Details: Camera Model: Canon EOS 7D; Lens: EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM; Focal Length: 150.0mm; Aperture: ƒ/5.0; Exposure Time: 0.010 s (1/100); ; ISO equiv: 800; Software: Adobe Photoshop CC 2015 (Windows).